may offer, might simply need a more formal opportunity to identify a fit between their interests and professional opportunities in physical education. PETE programs can potentially attract such students by offering introductory courses with basic content related to physical education careers; this
Suzan F. Ayers and Amelia Mays Woods
Jiabei Zhang, Daniel Joseph and Michael Horvat
The purpose was to investigate marketable features of the adapted physical education (APE) career in higher education. A total of 560 APE job openings (297 APE first priority and 263 APE second priority were identified from the Chronicle of Higher Education between 1975–1976 and 1997–1998. These data were analyzed by regression, chi-square, and descriptive statistics. The results indicate that the APE career is a growing employment market demanding candidates who specialize in APE to prepare in one or more other areas and encouraging candidates who specialize in other areas to minor in APE. The market shows that APE second priority openings increase more quickly than APE first priority openings. Personnel for the APE career in higher education appear to be in short supply.